Benchmarking microfinance

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CGAP recently announced the launch of SmartAid 2009, an initiative to measure and rank microfinance funders. This round builds on the results of a pilot round in 2007 that included the Asian Development Bank, KfW, GTZ, FMO, and others. Here are the results from the earlier round:


It will be interesting to see if this kind of ranking exercise can help promote greater transparency and accountability among microfinance institutions. (It will undoubtedly court controversy, as every ranking exercise inevitably does.) And if you're interested in having your institution assessed, you still have time - submissions are open until the end of November.


Ryan Hahn

Operations Officer

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